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Old 12-19-2012, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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I was watching a news report on Toronto TV the other night, about the Police in Cincinnati. I see that the officers wear both a white hat and a white shirt. while on patrol. Isn't that a bad idea, at night ? Sure makes them easy to see, but also easy to shoot at.

Could someone who lives there explain this?

By the way, here in Toronto, the Police wear all black uniforms, and all officers have a vest on at all times while on duty, even senior officers. They also don't have any thing pinned to their uniforms, everything is sewn on it, so it cannot be ripped off in a struggle.

Jim B.

Toronto.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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The Cincinnati Police uniform was once a white shirt with a white hat. That changed this year to blue. The reason was because the white was easy to get dirty and hard to clean.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:30 PM
 
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I always thought the white shirt with a white hat really made for a classy uniform.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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I always thought the white shirt with a white hat really made for a classy uniform.
Same here.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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Haven't you heard? The good guys always wear white!
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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As has been stated, it was classy. I believe you want your police to project a personna of class, as it goes along with respect for them.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I always thought the white shirt with a white hat really made for a classy uniform.
Agreed!
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:23 PM
 
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I would just like to point out to the OP that in most US cities and towns, the police have worn dark blue uniforms for a long time, and white wasn't the norm everywhere.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:47 AM
 
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I'm was a fan as well and it's definelty something that takes time to get used to. That bring said if was going to be running after someone who maybe shooting at me and I was given the option of a dark blue shirt vs a white shirt and white hat I'd take the dark blue everyday.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Thanks for the answers.

I have spent a number of years in the US, as a member of the Canadian Forces, military Police, on cross training asignments with the US military. Fort Hood, Fort Benning and 29 Palms, to mention a few.

During that time, I saw many local, county and state Police uniforms, and was amazed at the variety of colours, and designs. Here in Canada, we have a standard uniform style and appearance, with only a few variations. My uniform as a CF military Police officer was all black, with a red beret, and black nylon equipment, and black boots.

We also have a standard vehicle paint design, that is white, with contrasting reflective stripes, and standard roof lights in red and blue.

I have to say that having to wear a white shirt, and a white hat, must have been hard to keep clean.

Jim B

Toronto.
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